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Indian Gems Dealer Mysteriously Falls to his Death in Bangkok





BANGKOK –  Police in Bangkok were called to the Thai Sathit condominium complex in Bangkok after a 56-year-old Indian gem trader  mysteriously fell to death from the eighth floor of a 15-storey building in downtown Bangkok.

The man’s body, whose identity was withheld by the police, was found in the parking lot on the fourth floor of the Thai Sathit condominium situated on Soi Charoenkrung road early morning, according to the police.

Police said there were no traces of a struggle in his room, Bangkok Post quoted a Thai Manager as saying.

A tenant on the sixth floor of the building said that he heard a loud sound followed by a car alarm blaring. When he rushed to find out what had happened, he found the trader’s body lying on the floor, the report said.

Police said they will examine closed-circuit security camera footage to find out the motive behind the incident.

The Indian gem trader stayed with his son and often exercised early in the morning. His body was sent to a nearby hospital for an autopsy, the report said adding that several gem traders from India live in the neighborhood.

Meanwhile, Police are investigating the origins of human body parts, including a head, found separately on Thursday in Muang and Phra Pradaeng districts.

The first discovery was made in a deserted grass field on Sanphawut Road in tambon Samrong Nua of Muang district at about 1pm, after a motorcycle-taxi driver alerted police about two arms believed to belong to a woman.

Volunteers from the Por Tek Tung Foundation searched adjacent areas and found five more pieces of human tissue, including legs and ribs. Samrong Nua police investigator Chira Thancheewa believed the parts belonged to a person who had been dead for about five days.

Later in the afternoon, a human head was discovered in a canal in tambon Samrong of Phra Pradaeng district. Pol Maj Chira said the right side of the forehead appeared to have been struck with a hard object and the head had a permanent eyebrow tattoos.

Police are checking if the body parts belonged to a woman identified as Somyos Namassakarn, 42, who was reported missing five days ago by relative Prasert Theedee, 43. Mr Prasert, who came to see the body, earlier told Bang Na police Somyos left home on Sunday morning to settle a breakup with her husband in Soi Bearing and never returned.

The body parts have been sent to the Institute of Forensic Science at the Police General Hospital where they will be checked to see if they are from the same person, Pol Maj Chira said.


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